David, it's a forum here, we do not address each other by real names, only by nicknames. You can call me Chamomile)))) Also, you can do without salutations and complimentary close, they are too formal.
Is your family really at odds on politics? I am also embarassed by our president and can't wait to get rid of him, but that seems to be mission impossible, unless he kicks the bucket some day. And of course, I am not Mr. Trump's fan either. By the way, do you believe in Russia's meddling in the US election?